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A Night of Blues, Boogie-Woogie, & Happy Jazz with Doc Fingers & Blaine Dunaway– Fundraising Concert
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25 – $30
It’s time to boogie with Doc Fingers & Blaine Dunaway playing “boogie-woogie, blues, and happy jazz” at a fundraising concert on Friday, February 23, 7pm.
The concert will raise money for the Comox Valley Food Bank and St. George’s United Church. Tickets are $25 in advance on Eventbrite and also at the church office in advance or $30 at the door.
Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable donations for the Comox Valley Foodbank, as well; there will be a collection box at the door.
Doc Fingers, an extraordinary keyboard artist, has been hailed by the Vancouver Sun’s music critic, Neal Halls who says, “Good times music—it’s what the doctor ordered. When it comes for that therapeutic, good time, boogie-woogie blues, jazz, and rock-and-roll, there’s no one that can tickle the keys quite like the doctor.”
Doc, who earned his title while playing with the Ronnie Hawkins band in the 70s, has played with some seriously big names, including: David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Frank Zappa, Rita Coolidge, Bo Didley, Jim Byrnes, and many others.
To round out the duo, improvising musician Blaine Dunaway will play his violin and trumpet—adding texture and depth to the tunes. Blaine has accompanied hundreds of musicians in numerous genres of music at live performances and in recording studios across the country and has played in most of the finest big bands in Western Canada.
After years of travelling with their music, both musicians now call the Comox Valley home.
St. George’s raises funds through a variety of events during the year to benefit local non-profits. In 2023, the church donated more than $40,000 to community groups, including Habitat for Humanity, LUSH, the Comox Valley Food Bank, the Coldest Night of the Year, the Comox Valley Child Development Association, the Transition Society, and many others.
Located in the heart of downtown Courtenay at 505 6th Street, St. George’s United Church is a spiritually vibrant, inclusive, justice-seeking community of faith that has been changing lives in the Comox Valley for over a century. Its vision is to be a Christian Church that is a beacon of God’s love and hope in the community, doing so through unconditional welcome, spiritual transformation, and reaching out in love for the common good.